Google Apps

People mean a lot of different things when they say ‘Google Docs’. Here’s the bottom line:

  • Google Apps refers to a suite of software including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, YouTube, Picasa, and Google+
  • Google Drive is a Google App that provides for storage of files on Google’s servers, or ‘In the Cloud’
  • Google Docs are web-based applications similar to MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc
  • Google Text Docs are word-processing Google Docs that are similar to MS Word files